Citizens Want LTTC’s Operations Halted In Nimba County

Citizens Want LTTC’s Operations Halted In Nimba County

NIMBA COUNTY, LIBERIA -Citizens of Dorgbor Town in Gbi and Doru District in Nimba County have called on the owner of the Liberia Tree and Trading Company to stop its operations in their community forest.

According to the citizens, since the inception of the company’s activities in the forest, it has refused to undertake those projects contained in the social agreement. According to the social agreement, the company should have constructed a clinic and pay US$ 6,000 annually, but according to resident the citizens, they are yet to see any of those projects implemented. Meanwhile, the community dwellers said their decision to demand the company to leave is predicated upon what they called the continuous refusal of the company to live up to its promises enshrined in the social agreement.

At the same time, Mr. Ezekiel Dennis, Mr. William Jalue, Eddie Davies and several other citizens have expressed their dissatisfaction about the company’s operation in the area and are demanding the immediate exit of the Liberia Tree and Trading Company (LTTC) from the Doru Forest. It can be recalled that in 2010, the Liberia Tree and Trading Company (LTTC) and the people of Doru Chiefdom through the chiefdom’s community forest management body entered into an agreement for the duration of 25 years of operation of the company in the community forest, but the citizens believe that the agreement is “bogus” and contravenes the community land rights law of 2009.

 

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